She responded perfectly.
During the week, a candid photo of Lili Reinhart with her boyfriend Cole Sprouse in New Orleans surfaced online and many of her fans started to suggest that the actress is pregnant.
The rumours went so far that the actress, who plays Betty Cooper in Riverdale, had to publicly deny that she’s having a baby.
Taking to Instagram Stories, Lili said: It’s unfortunate that one unflattering photo of my stomach circulating the internet causes hundreds of people to think that I’m pregnant.
“Nope. Not pregnant. This is just my body. And sometimes I’m bloated. Sometimes an unflattering photo is taken of me. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I gain weight.”
“My body is something that I will NEVER apologise for. My body will constantly go through change. And so will yours. And that’s fine. So let’s not put so much time and effort into caring about a stranger’s figure.”
Her BFF in real life and on the show, Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge, praised Lili for being so honest with her fans.
“Inspired by you @lilireinhart. I feel bloated 24/7, my weight fluctuates constantly, it comes with being a woman and should be celebrated, not criticized.
“I used to fear the day that people start publicly criticizing my body and commenting on my weight. I’ve suffered too much from my own self criticism, and wasn’t sure that I could handle it from others.
“But seeing somebody as beautiful as Lili respond to public scrutiny by preaching and practicing self love is all it takes for me to overcome that fear. Proud to call her my friend. Let’s continue inspiring women to love their bodies